Vote-on-account presented in assembly

ITANAGAR, Feb 21: Deputy CM Chowna Mein on Thursday presented the vote-on-account for the year 2019-20 for four months from 1 April to 31 July this year.
The assembly also paid tributes to the 40 martyrs of the terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir on 14 February.
With the assembly elections due later this year, Mein, who also holds the finance portfolio, presented the vote-on-account for four months to meet the state’s expenditure till a full-fledged budget is placed in the assembly.
The DCM also presented the supplementary demands for 2018-19 and the report of the comptroller and auditor general for the year ended March 2017. Four government bills were also introduced on the inaugural day of the three-day assembly session.
Home Minister Kumar Waii introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to amend the Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta Act, 2014.
Waii, who also holds the portfolio of town planning and urban local bodies, introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Municipal Corporation Bill, 2019. The bill is aimed at making a legal framework and constitutes a municipal corporation in the state.
Tax & Excise Minister Jarkar Gamlin introduced the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Service Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to amend the Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017.
Education Minister Honchun Ngandam tabled the Arunachal Pradesh State Higher Education Bill, 2019, in order to make the Arunachal Pradesh State Higher Education Council functional.
Speaker TN Thongdok condemned the Pulwama attack, saying the country would never forget the sacrifices of the CRPF jawans for the cause of the country.
“We salute the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country,” the speaker added. The members conveyed heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs and observed a two-minute silence to pay homage to the departed souls. (PTI)